Sometimes, late at night, firemen slip into heels and dance with their poles, spinning, dipping, and stripping away cumbersome fireproof coats and burdensome notions of masculinity. Get the firemen’s special with today’s Groupon: for $10, you can choose an introductory pole fitness class or Zumba workout session (a $25 value) at JM Kennedy Pole Fitness Studio’s Pawtucket location.
JM Kennedy is devoted to numerous forms of sensual and energetic dancing, offering both basic and advanced pole dancing classes for fledgling and veteran students. In a basic pole class ($25 value), aspiring masters of the vertical bar will learn ten basic pole steps that contribute to a powerful core and toned extremities, which will also put you in terrific shape for future shadow-puppet theatre performances. You'll feel your muscles tighten and flex every time you walk by a pole on the street and it looks back at you with those cold, doubtful eyes. Climb the heights to physical empowerment and discover that a pole can be decorated by much more than barber stripes and yard-sale signs.
You may also elect to try one of JM Kennedy’s Zumba fitness classes ($15 value). This fun Latin dance cardio workout inspires women to shake their groove things while burning away calories that have overstayed their welcome. Check out the schedule of classes, then call to reserve your booty-busting, confidence-building workout. If you enjoy your trial class, you can receive $10 off when you sign up for a full six-week session.
JM Kennedy Dance Studio was a 2008 Rhode Island Monthly Editor's Pick:
- Most women would say they wouldn't be caught dead sliding down a pole--most meaning those who haven't tried a class at J. M. Kennedy Dance Studio. Jennifer Kennedy, a dance teacher for more than thirty years, leads classes of ten or smaller through basic (and more advanced) pole-dancing moves, while class-goers rave about the physical benefits: an overall more toned body. – Rhode Island Monthly
Director and founder Jennifer Kennedy has been teaching dance for more than three decades and channels her sensual moves from experience performing in cabarets aboard Virgin Islands cruise ships. At JMK Entertainment, she and her instructors patrol a studio of 10 poles, ensuring that each student receives personalized tips during basic to advanced pole-fitness classes. The pole-based moves help students to build core strength and tone curves while mimicking the arched back of a sexy long-haired wildcat, not to be confused with the long-eared hedgehog, which is really more cute than sexy. Other class styles run the rhythm-powered gamut from cardio chair fitness and Zumba to Bollywood and belly-dancing routines. The JMK team isn't shy about performing what they preach, taking the stage at various local events to showcase their burlesque swaggers and perilous pole-climbs.